Bassel El-Rayes


Dr. El-Rayes is the chief clinical research scientist responsible for coordinating and providing high-level direction to the clinical cancer research programs and clinical cancer trials across the Emory campuses.

Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Medical Oncologist
Anal Cancer
Appendix Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Liver Cancer
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Phase I Clinical Trials Unit
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Dr. El-Rayes is Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University and has served as Director of the Winship Gastrointestinal Oncology Program since joining Emory in 2009.


Dr. El-Rayes completed his medical school at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He subsequently joined the internal medicine residency program at Wayne State University. After completion of the residency, he joined the hematology oncology fellowship program at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University


Dr. El-Rayes joined the Winship faculty in 2009 as an Associate Professor in the area of GI oncology. During this time, he was involved in translational research focused on GI cancer with special focus on pancreatic and colorectal cancer. In the clinical research, Dr. El-Rayes is focused on drug development and multidisciplinary therapy treatments in patients with early stage or advanced GI cancer.


Dr. El-Rayes has published over 100 peer reviewed articles.

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